From The Province:
Director Steven Spielberg’s political backroom history tale Lincoln and David Cronenberg’s New York limo odyssey Cosmopolis have emerged as this year’s front-runners as the Vancouver Film Critics Circle narrowed its short list for the year’s best international and Canadian movies.
Canadian director Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis leads the home-grown competition with four nominations: best Canadian film, best director, best actor for Robert Pattinson, and two best supporting actress nominations, for Sarah Gadon and Samantha Morton.
The Vancouver critics, drawn from radio, TV, newspaper and online outlets, hand out their awards Jan. 7.
Joining Pattinson as nominees for best actor in a Canadian film are: Melvil Poupaud for the gender-issues drama Laurence Anyways; Michael Rogers for the B.C.-filmed sci-fi drama Beyond the Black Rainbow.
Joining Cronenberg as nominees for best director of a Canadian film: Panos Cosmatos, Beyond the Black Rainbow; Sarah Polley, Stories We Tell.
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